Press Release: The Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance are a global framework for measuring and publicly reporting the climate alignment of insurers’ hull and machinery portfolios. With the number of its Signatories reaching – and surpassing – the threshold of eight, the framework now enters into force. This means that Signatories are required to report their climate alignment scores on an annual basis. The first reporting period will take place at the end of this year.
As part of the founding meeting, members established the Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance and elected members to the Association’s Steering Committee, the governance body that coordinates the Association on behalf of its members.
Patrizia Kern-Ferretti (Swiss Re Corporate Solutions) was elected as Chair of the Steering Committee.
“I thank fellow Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance members for the trust placed in me to chair this pioneering initiative. Our founding meeting marks two important milestones. With Navium Marine and AXA XL among our ranks and the Association officially established, we have all that we need to effect real change and encourage the decarbonization of the maritime industry,” says Patrizia Kern-Ferretti, Head Marine at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Chair of the Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance Association.
Rolf Thore Roppestad (Gard) was elected as Vice Chair of the Steering Committee.
“I am honoured to have been elected Vice Chair of the Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance. Together with my fellow Steering Committee members, we will work to ensure that the Association stays true to its vision: doing what we can to support and incentivize responsible environmental behavior throughout the maritime value chain,” adds Rolf Thore Roppestad, Chief Executive Officer, Gard and Vice Chair of the Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance Association.
Oliver Clark (Navium Marine), Atle Fjeldstad (Norwegian Hull Club), Sylvain Gauden (SCOR), Charles Mathias (Fidelis Insurance), Ilias Tsakiris (Hellenic Hull Management), Richard Turner (Victor Insurance) were elected as members of the Steering Committee.
Hereafter the Steering Committee consists of:
Patrizia Kern-Ferretti (Chair), Rolf Thore Roppestad (Vice Chair), Oliver Clark, Atle Fjeldstad, Sylvain Gauden, Charles Mathias, Ilias Tsakiris, Richard Turner.
Ben Abraham (Willis Towers Watson) was elected as Chair of the Affiliate Members Committee.
Helle Hammer (Cefor), Mauro Iguera (Cambiaso Risso Group), Alistair Rivers (Lockton), Folkert Strengholt (EF Marine) were elected as members of the Affiliate Members Committee.
More information about the members of the Steering Committee is available here.
The founding members of the Association include Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Gard, Hellenic Hull Management, SCOR, Victor Insurance, Norwegian Hull Club, Fidelis Insurance, Navium Marine, AXA XL, Willis Towers Watson, Cefor, EF Marine, Cambiaso Risso, Lockton, and International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI).